Cayman Islands

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has a $300K deal to provide a range of PR services to the Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment.

The effort to ensure that the British overseas territory’s positions are effectively communicated to the US government began Feb. 1 and continues through December.

H+K’s work includes information gathering; “stakeholder mapping” of policymakers, business/association leaders in DC, New York and Miami; PA counsel, strategic messaging/content development; and media outreach/monitoring.

The WPP unit stands ready to provide crisis communications expertise “in the event of unexpected political developments that have an adverse effect on the Cayman Islands’ reputation or its financial services industry," according to its "statement of work.”

The firm will prepare and submit to its London global hub bi-weekly reports “covering regulatory and legislative trends and developments of interest to the ministry, along with guidance and recommendations regarding how to respond to those developments.”

H+K’s five member team includes Brussels-based global PA chair Philippe Maze-Sencier de Brouville; DC senior VPs Joseph Householder, Ronald Hutcheson and Daniel Schwarz and assistant account executive Christopher Bull.

It reports to Dax Basdeo, chief officer at the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs.